Internships and Opportunities

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Breann Sheckells ’20
Intern
“It is in these internships that I was able to apply the knowledge from the classroom in a real-life setting. I believe with this experience under my belt that I will be able to get a job shortly after graduation,”
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Opportunities for professional internships with local, regional, national and international media and businesses are available to qualified juniors and seniors. Although not departmentally required, students are urged to use the two available internship opportunities as a springboard to professional employment. The department’s internship coordinator and faculty academic advisers, as well as the university’s Career, Mentoring and Professional Development Center, are available to assist students in their internship searches and to connect them with alumni and professional contacts. Recent students in the program have earned competitive internships with The Jimmy Fallon Show, The (Harrisburg) Patriot-News/PennLive, Tierney public relations firm, Hershey Entertainment & Resorts, Volvo Construction Equipment, Chincoteague Bay Field Station, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, CBS-21 WHP, ABC-27 WHTM, The Gettysburg Times, QVC.com and more.

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Communication, Journalism and Media Career Opportunities 

A career in communication, journalism and media offers the dynamic challenges of working in today's media: the excitement of breaking news and events, the opportunity to meet and work with distinguished leaders and performers, and the satisfaction of being creative in your day-to-day work. Key employers include online news media, newspapers and television stations. Opportunities for employment in public relations come through agencies, all levels of government, nonprofit institutions and corporations. Practitioners often move from the creative side of the business to media or organizational administration and management.